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    April 21st 2022 Chapter Meeting - Implicit Bias

    Date: April 21, 2022, 12:00pm
    Virtual through Zoom
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    Implicit Bias 

    Sheri Bender 

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    We all hold biases—our brains are naturally wired to establish patterns and associations between information in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our decision making. Most of the time, our implicit, or unconscious biases are harmless, and can even be positive. However, they’re not always accurate, and as a result, can have negative consequences.

    In this session, participants will learn how to explore their biases and what they can do at both a managerial and individual level to become more aware of these in their everyday interactions. Through class discussions, reflective activities, and videos they will explore the various ways unconscious bias develops and how it may impact individuals in the workplace.

    Session Learning Objectives:

    • Explore Building a Diversity Competency
    • Review implicit bias and reflect the various ways it affects business decisions and everyday life
    • Discuss how HR can make a difference and set the tone in the organization



    Sheri Bender, has over 20 years of practical human resource and training experience in various industries including.  Her specialty areas include employee relations, training, diversity, team building and coaching. She is the past president of two local Society for Human Resource Management chapters and currently serves as the Director, Diversity and Inclusion for the HR Virginia State Council; as well as, volunteers as an USAA/SHRM Foundation Veterans Ambassador.

    Sheri currently owns Pulse HR Consulting, LLC.  Ms. Bender SHRM-SCP, SPHR holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  She is dually certified as a senior-level certified professional in human resources (SHRM-SCP, SPHR), holds a diversity practitioner certification (CDP), is an ICF-certified business coach through the FLOW Coaching Institute and is currently working on her ACC coaching credential.